Posts on February 2018

The Jane Austen Project: Author Discussion with Kathleen Flynn on March 7th

Cover of The Jane Austen Project, showing a woman in a white regency-era dress walking away from the viewer

Join Nicola's Books and the Ann Arbor District Library for a conversation between author Kathleen Flynn and U-M Residential College Creative Writing Director Laura Thomas on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 7:00-8:30pm in the Downtown Library's Multi-Purpose Room. Flynn and Thomas will discuss Flynn's debut novel, The Jane Austen Project, in which two researchers from the future are sent back in time to meet Jane and recover a suspected unpublished novel.

Student Mini Grants: Perch: Equalizing STEM Research Opportunities

The Perch Team

Perch’s mission is to make research more accessible to undergraduates. UROP, the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, does a great job at its mission: helping underrepresented and first-generation students gain their first research experience and make the most of it. When UROP started 25 years ago, it was able to accommodate every eligible student who applied.That’s no longer true. The number of undergraduates seeking research experience has grown tremendously in the last decade. Why...

The Jane Austen Project by Kathleen A. Flynn

Cover of The Jane Austen Project by Kathleen A. Flynn

Two time travelers from a future world arrive in 1815 to retrieve a lost manuscript and letters by Jane Austen. They are forbidden to change the past, but as they come to know Austen and her family, they decide to try to save her life. Whether they succeed or not, I will not say, but this is a suspenseful and thought-provoking novel, an intriguing combination of science fiction and Jane Austen spin-off.

Most Popular Games in the CVGA

In the Computer & Video Game Archive, 2017 proved to be a popular year for game genres across the board, including sports, first-person shooters, fighting games and racing games. As a comparison, 2018 is so far proving to be the year of the Nintendo Switch, as well as a game called Fortnite, which is quickly climbing the ranks amongst the most popular games of the year in the archive. The question is, will it become popular enough to beat out FIFA, the game series that has topped out our...

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